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The Best Pumpkin Scavenger Hunt

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The Best Pumpkin Scavenger Hunt

Do not just buy a pumpkin at the pumpkin patch this year. Make your family’s time there so much more fun with a scavenger hunt. Read on to see how to create your own …

Nothing says fall fun quite like a trip to the pumpkin patch. Truth be told, my family usually visits our local pumpkin patches more than once over the course of a season. Not only do so many of them tend to do much more than sell pumpkins these days, but we’ve made a game out of visiting the patch. And that game is the best pumpkin patch scavenger hunt! 

Once you’ve hit the corn maze and enjoyed your customary cup of hot apple cider, whip out these pumpkin patch scavenger hunt ideas to take your family’s fall pumpkin patch visit to the next level! I daresay it will become an annual tradition that you all will look forward to each year …


Pumpkin Patch Scavenger Hunt Items to Find

1. Round pumpkin

2. Gourd

3. Scarecrow

4. Bumpy pumpkin

5. Tractor

6. White pumpkin

7. Hay bale

8. Corn

9. Tall pumpkin

10. Wagon

11. Tiny pumpkin

12. Mum

13. Crunchy leaf

14. No stem pumpkin

15. Truck

This is just a taste of what could go on your scavenger hunt “items to find” list. Depending on the ages of your kids, you could make it more or less involved. The key is to have FUN with your pumpkin patch scavenger hunt experience. Plus, keeping everyone occupied cuts down on the arguing over which pumpkin to get that all too often ensues. Haha!

We have even been known to make a healthy competition out of our hunts and award a prize to the family member who checks off the most items. Our prizes have included things like the winner’s choice of dinner, movie to watch when we get home or a favorite fall treat. Adding a prize component certainly makes them want to head back to the patch again and again. Everyone likes to win at least once after all! And I must admit that Mom tries to make that happen. Wink wink. Happy fall!

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(2) Comments

  1. Billy Pedersen says:

    The app (Android) will not allow me to look at events on any day but the current day. The calendar appears, I select a date on the near future but it will not update the events. This app is a great idea! I do wish it functioned better though.

  2. says:

    Thanks for letting us know! We have sent this issue to our developer and should be fixed soon!

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